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Listen to Galactic back Boyfriend on the new single “Bring It To Mama.”
Live streams featuring shows in New Orleans from Foundation Of Funk, Galactic, Dumpstaphunk with Marcus King, Billy Strings and more will be provided for free via nugs.net.
- George Clinton Expands Farewell Tour With Parliament Funkadelic Featuring Galactic, Dumpstaphunk & More
George Clinton’s farewell tour with Parliament Funkadelic has been expanded with more dates featuring support from Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, Fishbone and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf.
- nugs.net Announces Free 2019 Jazz Fest Live Streams: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Galactic, The Disco Biscuits & More
Free live streams of shows in New Orleans this weekend from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Galactic, the Disco Biscuits and more are included in the first round of the “nugs.net During Jazz Fest” webcast series.
New Orleans funk group Galactic announced their 2019 Summer Tour dates.
High Sierra Music Festival has detailed their 2019 late-night shows at The High Sierra Music Hall and Funk’n Jamhouse, which will feature Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Leftover Salmon and more.
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About Jeff Raines
Jeff Raines had an ear for music at a very early age. Raines’ mother can vouch for that. “When he was four years old, he went next door to a garage sale with $10 from his piggy bank and bought a small organ. The first I knew of it was when I saw him coming back into our yard struggling to carry the organ! He has had a passion for music all his life”. Along with Robert Mercurio, Jeff grew up in Washington D.C. where he was originally captivated by the hardcore scene there. The two played in a number of different bands while still in high school, including a surf punk band called the Skitzmatics. Later, he was hipped to the sounds of Parliament-Funkadelic and James Brown, and once he found the funk, there was no turning back.
When it came time to pick a college, Jeff knew he wanted to be in New Orleans where the funk was born. He attended Loyola University (while Mercurio went to Tulane, also in New Orleans) but most of the learning occurred outside of school. “We learned more in the night clubs than in all of our college classes.” Out of all the musicians in New Orleans at the time, Raines was mostly influenced by Leo Nocentelli, legendary guitarist for the Meters who Raines has since traded licks with on the Galactic stage. Raines was also schooled in writing music in New Orleans during his college years, and along with being credited for taking part in the writing of much of Galactic’s music, he is also responsible for writing the lyrics for “Start from Scratch” and “Change My Ways”!
The Chicago Cubs will host their second Grateful Dead Night of 2019 in August, with those who take part in a special ticket offer receiving a double-sided, seven-inch vinyl record featuring two live tracks.
DJ Williams’ Shots Fired will embark on “The West Coast Massive Nights Tour” in August featuring members of Slightly Stoopid, The Greyboy Allstars, Lyrics Born and more.
Co-founding The Meters and Neville Brothers keyboardist Art Neville has died at age 81.
Fruition unveiled “Alone Together,” a song featured on the first in series of forthcoming 45’s, and confirmed a series of headlining dates in September.
The String Cheese Incident closed out their 2019 run at Red Rocks with help from the Del McCoury Band and Celtic Steps dancers on Sunday night.